• By Vivien Williams

Mayo Clinic Minute: Early onset Alzheimer’s disease

September 19, 2016

middle aged couple walking in a park together, arm in armAlzheimer's disease is most commonly a disease of the elderly. But, a small percentage of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's are under the age 60 or 65. Early onset Alzheimer's often has a genetic link, meaning, if you're diagnosed with it, chances are that other family members may have it too.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Dr. Ronald Petersen about early onset Alzheimer's and what you should do if you or a loved one develops symptoms.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:01) is in the downloads. Read the script.

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